Bourdeille, Helie De

Bourdeille, Helie De a French prelate, son of Arnaud of Bourdeille, was born at the chateau of Bourdeille about 1423. Having been from infancy in the Franciscan order, he was elected, at the age of twentyfour years, bishop of Perigueux, and confirmed by the bulls of the pope, Nicolas V, in 1447. He was remarkable for his piety and strictness of deportment. Being sent to the states-general of Tours in 1467, he was the following year elected to the archiepiscopai see of that city. In 1483 pope Sextus IV made him cardinal. He died at Tours in 1484. He wrote some ecclesiastical treatises, the chief of which is Opus pro Pragmuticce Sanctionis Abrogatione (Rome, 1486; Toulouse, 1518), wherein he attacked the pragmatic sanction as acting against the laws of the Gallican Church. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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